What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that websites that the user visits send to his/her terminal (usually the browser). They are stored here to be re-transmitted later to the same sites when the same user visits the websites again. Thanks to cookies, the website remembers the user’s actions and preferences (e.g. login details, language, font size, and other display settings) so that they do not have to be re-set when the same user returns to visit it or navigates from one page to another within the website.
Different types of cookies exist, depending on their features and functions, and these can remain in the user’s computer or mobile device for different time periods. So-called session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies remain on the user’s device until a pre-determined expiry date.
Four categories of cookies can be distinguished based on their features and use:
These cookies are specifically used to enable the correct operation and use of our website. Pursuant to the Italian Data Protection Authority (“Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies” of 8 May 2014), those technical cookies that do not require the express consent for their use also include:
- analytical cookies, if directly used by the website operator to collect information, in an aggregated form, on the number of users and on how these visit the website itself;
- navigation or session cookies that ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (enabling, for example, a purchase or a user’s authentication in order to access private areas);
- functional cookies that enable the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language or products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service offered to the user.
These cookies are used to collect information on the use of the website.
The data are only collected for the purposes of anonymous statistical analyses to improve the website’s navigability and to make its contents pertinent to the user’s requests. They are similar to technical cookies if directly used by the operator of the website that is visited. The user’s prior consent is not required in order to install these cookies. Sometimes, cookies of this type are, instead, installed by parties other than the website operator (so-called third parties). In this case too, consent is not required, as long as suitable tools are adopted to reduce the identifying power of the cookie and the third party does not cross-reference the information collected with other information it already possesses.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles relating to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user when they navigate online.
Due to the peculiar invasiveness that these Cookies may have in the context of the user’s private sphere, the user must be suitably informed on the use of these and express their consent when such Cookies are present.
Cookies to supplement software products
and functions and third-party Cookies
This type of cookie supplements functions developed by third parties within the Website’s pages, such as the icons and preferences on social networks, in order to share the contents of the website or for the use of third-party software services (such as software to generate maps and additional software that offer extra services). These cookies are sent by third-party domains and by partner websites that offer their functions on the Website’s pages.
Cookies used by this website
This website uses the following types of cookies and offers the option of de-selecting the same, except for the third-party cookies for which the user must directly refer to the relevant selection and de-selection methods of the respective cookies, indicated via links:
Technical cookies and aggregated statistics
Activities strictly necessary to operation
Preference-saving, optimisation, and statistics activities
WARNING: disabling the technical and/or functional cookies could make the Website inaccessible or could mean that some of the website’s services or specific functions are unavailable or do not function correctly. The user could be forced to change or manually insert some information or preferences every time he/she visits the Website.
Other types of Cookies or
This website may use third-party cookies, i.e. cookies of websites or web servers other than that of the Owner, used for the purposes of third parties, including analytical and profiling cookies. Please note that these third parties, listed below with the related hypertext links to the privacy policies, act as independent data controllers for the data collected through the Cookies they send. Therefore, the user must refer to their Personal Data processing policies, statements, and any consent forms (selection and de-selection of respective cookies). The third-party services currently used by this website are listed below.
The following services are used with the aim of monitoring and improving the website’s services, based on the user’s navigation behaviour. The information is treated anonymously.
Google Analytics with IP anonymisation (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the data collected in order to track and examine the use of this website, to compile reports, and to share them with other services developed by Google. Google could use the data to contextualise and customise the announcements of its own advertising network, but this type of Google Analytics integration anonymises the IP address of the website users. The anonymisation functions by shortening the Users’ IP addresses within the boundaries of the EU member states or in other Countries that adhere to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be sent to Google servers and shortened within the United States.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage Data.
Display of content from external platforms
The following services are used to include third-party content in the website, in order to improve the quality of the material offered and of navigation. It is possible that, even if users do not use the service, the latter will collect traffic data relating to the pages where it is installed.
Google Fonts (Google Inc.)
Google Fonts is a display service for font styles managed by Google Inc. that enables this Website to integrate typefaces of a higher quality within its own pages.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage Data.
Hosting and backend infrastructure
This type of service has the function of hosting the data that enable this website to operate. These data make it possible to find the website online and provide infrastructure that is ready to be used to provide the website’s services. Some of the services listed below, if present, may operate on servers that are geographically dispersed, making it difficult to determine the actual location where any personal data may be stored.
SiteGround Hosting (SiteGround Spain S.L.)
SiteGround Hosting is a hosting service provided by SiteGround Spain S.L.
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Amendments to the policy
Document GDPR-009 v1 of 05/05/2020. This policy is periodically updated to keep you constantly informed.